Invisalign® Teen

Helping Teens Straighten Their Smiles With Confidence

Braces are often thought of as the best method for straightening smiles. However, the technology of Invisalign® Teen can be a great option for a busy teenager. With this treatment, your teenager can maintain their active lifestyle and natural-looking smile all while properly aligning their teeth. These removable liners don’t interfere with many popular teenage activities like playing sports or a musical instrument. The clear plastic SmartTrack® trays eliminate the need for metal brackets, wires and bands used with more traditional treatments. Dr. Zeifman will be happy to advise teenage patients and their parents about this exciting orthodontic treatment option.

Is Invisalign® Teen As Effective As Traditional Braces?

This treatment can be as effective as more traditional treatment types when worn according to the treatment plan developed by Dr. Zeifman. This process can effectively treat mild to severe cases including underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth. And, since the aligners are removable, your teen can play sports without worrying about being hit in the mouth by a ball, continue playing musical instruments properly in the band, and eat foods that would be restricted with braces. The removable Invisalign® Teen aligners make it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene.

How Long Does Invisalign® Teen Treatment Take?

The average time for treatment is about the same as with traditional braces. Dr. Zeifman will first create digital models and map out the entire treatment process. This system of clear aligners is most effective when worn 20-22 hours a day, and only removed when brushing, flossing or eating. Clinical studies show that teens wear their aligners on average for just under 21 hours per day, just as recommended—and with proper compliance, teens can expect dazzling results. Trays are typically changed every 2 weeks to accommodate shifting teeth. Invisalign® Teen aligners also have blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed. This allows Dr. Zeifman as well as parents to track compliance.

How Often Are Orthodontic Appointments?

Invisalign® Teen often requires less time with Dr. Zeifman than other treatment options. Without wires and brackets, there are no adjustments to be made or broken components to be fixed. After the initial consultation and scan with Dr. Zeifman, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled for every four to six weeks and may even be done virtually.

Will Teens Need To Wear A Retainer Following Treatment?

Invisalign® Teen can transform your smile, and once you are done, you will want to maintain your excellent results. Dr. Zeifman will create a custom retainer to keep your beautiful smile just like you want! We offer several retainer options, including clear retainers, to help maintain teens’ beautiful smile results.

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Start Your Teen’s Smile Transformation Journey Today

Invisalign® Teen offers the latest material for comfort and results, customized for you in a convenient, predictable and discrete process. Dr. Zeifman will be happy to discuss all the latest orthodontic options and pick the one just right for you. To get started, call our Mattituck office at 631-248-2400 or our Florham Park office at 973-408-9183, or request a new patient consultation on our website.

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Total Smile Care

For The Whole Family

At Zeifman Orthodontics, we believe that people of all ages deserve the best and most comprehensive orthodontic care. We are dedicated to helping each patient achieve their dream smile in a way that fits their budget and lifestyle.